Yesterday I had the opportunity to share my inspiration of my first book, After the Reunion, with a group of readers at Just Because IYQ Tea Room. I joined a fellow Romantic Suspense Author in regaling our audience with how we came up with character names, locations, and plots for our books.
I thought I would share some of those tidbits here with you over the next few weeks.
One of my favorite things is making up names for my characters. In this book I wanted my villain to have a truly southern name. One worth remembering. I quickly decided on Beauregard as his first name. Can you think of a name any more southern? After all the book takes place in Georgetown, SC.
Now what to select as his middle name? Actually, I decided on Dillon, which is a town not far from Georgetown. The last needed to be something simple yet evocative of old South. Decision made — Jackson — think General Stonewall Jackson from the Confederate Army.
So there you have it — Beauregard Dillon Jackson IV (nickname Four).
Next week I’ll explain where I came up with the name for the heroine of the book.